Julian Assange, the co-founder and editor of Wikileaks, says that his organization will “absolutely” be releasing thousands of “significant” documents regarding Hillary Clinton before the Nov. 8 election.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange talks to Megyn Kelly about a “significant” leak planned prior to the U.S. presidential election. From Wednesday’s broadcast of The Kelly File on the FOX News Channel:
MEGYN KELLY: Julian, thank you very much for being here. So, let’s start with the additional information you have regarding Hillary Clinton. When can we expect this information?
JULIAN ASSANGE, WIKILEAKS CO-FOUNDER AND EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Well, we’re working around the clock. We have a lot of material (INAUDIBLE) and by a major DNC revelation which is now lead to the resignation of five officials at the DNC including Debbie Wasserman Schultz late last week. So, you know, it’s a complex business what we do. We have to assess the voracity, we have a perfect ten-year record so far of never getting it wrong. We want to keep that reputation. Understanding how to keep things should be formatted, what media we should be involved in. What is the best way to stage it out? Do we accumulate everything in one batch or do we consider – – several batches. We decided to do several batches.
KELLY: But what, I mean, give us a general sense. I mean, are we going to see it before the November 8th election?
ASSANGE: Yes, absolutely. I mean in the case of the DNC leaks, for example, we pushed as hard as we could to try to get it in before the Democratic nomination conference because obviously people have a right to understand who they’re nominating and what’s involved and the same is true here for the U.S. electoral process, people involved in that election, have the right to understand who it is they’re electing.
KELLY: Now, you’ve seen it, right? Can you tell us how significant you believe it is? I mean compare its significance to what we saw released by Wikileaks in July.
ASSANGE: Well, I don’t want to scoop ourselves. We have a lot of pages of material, thousands of pages of material. So, while I have not read every single page, in doing that, I didn’t want to give the game away. But there’s a variety of different types of documents from different types of institutions that are associated with the election campaign, some quite unexpected angles that are, you know, quite interesting, some even entertaining.
KELLY: Do you — you know, right now according to the average of all polls, she’s beating Donald Trump by 5.5 points nationwide, she’s way ahead of him in most of the swing states, not all, do you believe the information in your possession could be a game-changer in the U.S. election?
ASSANGE: I think it’s significant. You know, it depends on how it catches fire in the public and in the media.